I didn't end up getting the entire day off yesterday, but I did spend a few hours working on the theater. I continued to work on the stage. After mocking up a few ideas for the curve, I finally decided I didn't want the curve sticking out too far into the room because of the position of the door. I wanted the floor area in the front of the room to be open as you walk through the door. I thought it wouldn't look right if the curve was sticking out into this space. I just hope the curve isn't too subtle and looks right. My biggest fear is that it will look more "pointed" than "rounded" Hopefully I will know later today.
Here are a couple of shots of the framing for the curve:
I also bought a new toy today. I have been into woodworking for years and have always thought about buying a pocket screw jig, but never did for some reason. I was trying to figure out how I was going to attach the corners of my stage and thought this would be a great solution. I knew that it would also come in handy when building my bar and the cabinets behind the bar, so I decided to purchase a Kreg kit. All I can say is, I can't believe I didn't buy one years ago! This thing is extremely simple to use and the joints are extremely strong.
I put three holes on each side of the angled stage corner pieces (total of 6 screws), but two is enough per side. After putting just one screw on each end, the piece of wood was very solid and didn't move at all. It also pulled the joints together very tight. I wish I had bought one of these a long time ago. I'm sure I will use it quite a bit.
I'm hoping to get the plywood for the curve cut today and then begin work on the step. Once that is done, I can begin putting sand in the stage.